AGAINST THE RI­VALS

Performance Bikes (UK) - - THE RUTTER TEST -

the Speed RS against the Yamaha MT-10SP in Alme­ria, and trounced it, we weren’t sur­prised that it did the same at Don­ing­ton. The fact that the Speed RS has slot­ted in to the leader­board in front of the KTM Su­per Duke R was a sur­prise. The KTM has sig­nif­i­cantly more power, and elec­tron­ics much more suited to track rid­ing. The Tri­umph’s su­pe­rior ground clear­ance and us­abil­ity prov­ing to be its ace card.

The Street RS spares Yamaha’s blushes, just. It gives away more than 30bhp to the MT-10SP, doesn’t have trick Öh­lins ac­tive sus­pen­sion, a 1000cc en­gine, or a £14,000 price tag, yet gets to within just 0.15sec of its lap time.

Given its power out­put, the Speed Triple is punch­ing well above its weight on the leader­board

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